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Angie Franceschetti obit pic
Angie Francis Franceschetti, age 88, entered into rest June 17, 2020 peacefully in Modesto, California. She was born in Ripon on December 9, 1931 to the late Delphina and Frank Gomes.
Angie was a warm and caring woman with an infectious laugh who loved to interact and bring happiness to everyone she encountered. She leaves behind her daughter Jill Victorino, her two sons Bob (Charleen) and Mark (Sherri), six grandchildren, one great granddaughter, her sister Adelaide Agostini, and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Emmaunuel “Sketti” Franceschetti and brother George Gomes.
After graduating third in her class from Ripon High School, Angie attended the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California where she graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree. She then chose to pursue her education and would go on to teach at Hughson High School, Escalon High School, Lone Tree Elementary and Dent Elementary.
Angie had a radiating smile that beamed from ear to ear whenever she was in the presence of friends and family. Many nights and afternoons while hosting parties at their home, you could find her standing at her husband Sketti’s side while he played the guitar and the two of them would sing and entertain everyone in the room for hours on end.
However, her love for singing and dancing came second to her passion for competition. In High School, Angie was voted most athletic in her class at Ripon High School. Later, she became a member at Spring Creek Country Club and was the President of the Women’s 18 Hole Group. She passed her love for sports by motivating her children and grandchildren to participate in athletics. Angie was always the first to offer to be the rebounder for basketball or pitching batting practice. Even if she was one that had to wear the batting helmet.
After retiring from teaching, Angie and Sketti loved to take trips to Arizona to watch the Giants Spring Training or to Palm Springs to go golfing. These trips became less, and less frequent once Angie’s grandchildren started attending Escalon High School. She never wanted to miss what may have been a special moment in one of her loved one’s life.
The Escalon (Calif.) Times

July 29, 2020